Anuradha Paudwal Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & Bio

By | February 26, 2024
Anuradha Paudwal Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & Biography

Anuradha Paudwal (born 27 October 1954) is an Indian playback singer renowned for her work in Hindi cinema. Widely acknowledged as one of the prominent Bhajan singers and among the most successful playback singers of the 80s and 90s in Bollywood, she has received numerous accolades. Anuradha Paudwal’s awards include a National Film Award, four consecutive Filmfare Awards from 1990 to 1992, and two Odisha State Film Awards.

Her significant contributions to Indian devotional music and the Bollywood industry have earned her titles such as the “Bhajan Queen” and “Melody Queen.” In recognition of her remarkable contributions to the arts, the Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honor.


Paudwal made her debut with a Sanskrit verse in the 1973 Hindi film “Abhiman,” composed by S. D. Burman. She has also lent her voice to songs in various languages, including Marathi, Tamil, Odia, Nepali, Bengali, and Kannada.

Personal life

She was born as Alka Nadkarni in a Marathi-speaking family in Karwar. Anuradha Paudwal was married to Arun Paudwal, a music composer, with whom she had a son named Aditya and a daughter named Kavita, who is a singer by profession. Anuradha survived a helicopter crash in 2002 in Madhya Pradesh. Unfortunately, on 12 September 2020, her son Aditya passed away due to kidney failure.

Anuradha Paudwal Wiki and Biography

Real NameAlka Nadakarni
Anuradha Paudwal
NicknameT-Series Queen
ProfessionPlayback Singer
Date of Birth27 October 1954
Age (as of 2023)69 Years
BirthplaceKarwar, Bombay State (now Karnataka), India
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownMumbai, India
CollegeSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India
DebutBollywood: A Sanskrit ‘Shloka’ in the 1973 film Abhiman
Favourite Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar


Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack


Boyfriends, Affairs and More

Marital StatusWidow
Husband/SpouseLate Arun Paudwal (Music Composer)
Anuradha PaudwalWith Her Husband Arun
Marriage DateYear 1969
ChildrenSon – Aditya Paudwal (died on 12 September 2020 at the age of 35)
Daughters – Kavita Paudwal & 1 more who died at the age of one month

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• Alka Yagnik once accused Anuradha Paudwal of stealing her songs and dubbing them in her own voice.

• Anuradha Paudwal attracted controversies when she challenged the legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, claiming to have recorded the maximum number of songs in a single day. She also accused the Mangeshkar sisters of having a monopoly in the film industry.


Anuradha Paudwal Social media, Contact

Home TownKarwar, Karnataka, India
Current AddressKarnataka, India
Phone Number for Business
Email Id for Business[email protected]
Website/Links for BusinessWill update soon
Manager Contact Number
Whatsapp number for Business


Some Facts about Anuradha Paudwal

• Anuradha Paudwal was born into a Konkani family in Karwar, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, and brought up in Mumbai.

• Her interest in music was sparked by a Lata Mangeshkar song heard on the radio.

• In her childhood, she fell seriously ill with pneumonia, listened to Lataji’s voice during recovery, and her hoarse voice changed.

• Lata Mangeshkar is a significant inspiration for Anuradha, and she credits her for her success.

• She actively participated in school and college functions, winning awards for Lataji’s Meera bhajans.

• She married Arun at 17, who encouraged her in singing.

• SD Burman offered her the first song in the 1973 film Abhiman.

• Her first solo was in the film Aap Beati.

• She won her first major award for the song “Mera Man Baje Mridang…” from the film Utsav (1984).

• Anuradha recorded 23 songs with Nadeem-Shravan for films directed by Mahesh Bhatt in the mid-1980s.

• In the 1990s, she became the voice of Madhuri Dixit in films like Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, and Sadak.

• She went through personal lows, losing a daughter in 1983 and facing her husband Arun’s illness. • In the early 1990s, she retreated from the film industry and focused on devotional music due to her interest in spirituality.

• Her husband Arun passed away, and her son Aditya became a music composer, while her daughter Kavita Paudwal became a playback singer. • Anuradha has a foundation named ‘Suryauday’ in memory of her late husband, Arun.

• She did not receive formal training in classical music; instead, she practiced by listening to Lataji.

• Anuradha Paudwal was instrumental in bringing several unknown playback singers to the fore.

• She has sung in multiple languages, including Kannada, Marwari, Marathi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese.

• Her desire is to record poetries and the works of Shankaracharya.